Painting Without Paint

Painting Without Paint


Layers of translucent paper provide the gorgeous colors, and the images you'll produce are only limited by your imagination. This is a favorite class for all ages. The results will surprise you!

The class is taught in a series of short videos accompanied by text. There are photo examples as well.

In this online workshop, you'll...

  • discover your hidden creativity as you easily design a beautiful work of art without the need to spend tons on paint and brushes! 
  • Enjoy the relaxing process of laying down and layering color, and delight in the surprising color combinations.
  • Find joy in creating a piece you can be proud of!

"Elaine was able to take me from a person sitting before a blank canvas to a woman who saw herself as an artist!                                            I created a beautiful seascape that gives me such a feeling of pride.
Thank you, Elaine for bringing out such talent in me – 
yes, Me! 
I still can’t believe it!"
Jane Meade

Here's what others created using this easy-to-learn technique:

Landscapes are lovely

Huge florals are easy

There are many papers that are ideal for this project, so if "Being Green" appeals to you, you'll find that saving and re-purposing paper can be a rewarding part of this work.

Serene seascape

Using some colorful papers

Sunset colors

Beachy sand and seagulls, and waves with 3D foam

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is this difficult to learn and do? The process itself isn't difficult, it's fun and easy to get amazing results! The time it takes to do a piece depends on the size of your work and the amount of detail that you want to add to it.

Are the materials expensive? All of the materials are inexpensive and easy to buy at a craft store, art supply store, or online, and I provide buying suggestions and links to materials so that you'll know exactly what you need.

Do I need any previous experience creating art? This is perfect for you if you're just starting out, but even a seasoned artist will enjoy this process.

What You'll Find Inside This Course:

  • Two video lessons that very simply demonstrate and explain the process. Total watch time is about 30 minutes.
  • Examples of finished works
  • Suggested projects
  • Supply list with links

Hi, I'm Elaine - and I'm thrilled that you're here!

You want to make some art, and I'd love to make that easy for you.

I've had a long career in art-related fields, teaching art to all ages, illustrating an international children's magazine, and painting works that hang in public and private spaces across the US.

These days I'm happy to guide others into being their already creative selves. I've created art curriculum for active senior centers, teach art in my community, and run art programs for kids. Bringing some instruction online helps me to reach YOU - it's my prayer that you can find a means of expressing yourself that makes your heart sing!


You'll be purchasing this online workshop entirely risk free. If, after giving this course a serious try, you feel like you have not enjoyed the workshop at all, send us a message within 10 days after your purchase, with a picture of what you have created and a brief description of where you got stuck, and we'll gladly refund your workshop fee.